Posts Tagged faith

Are you a Cookie or a Mouse?

Are you a Cookie or a Mouse?

Mouse in a Cookie Jar Is being religious enough? If I put a mouse in a cookie jar, would it make it a cookie? No. After years of being raised in a Christian home, going to church every time the doors were open, acting and looking religious, […]

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His Plan, Not Mine. Thank God!

His Plan, Not Mine. Thank God!

I have always had a heart for women’s ministry and for my neighbors, so you would think that starting a neighborhood Bible study would just be a natural, and exciting thing for me to do. It wasn’t.  I was excited to be a hostess, and even meet […]

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Grasshoppers or Giants

Grasshoppers or Giants

What kind of glasses are you wearing? Have you ever experienced a movie wearing 3-D glasses? How those crazy plastic glasses make such a visual and experiential difference, I will never know. But they do! In Numbers 13 and 14, twelve scouts were chosen to spy out […]

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A Young Perspective on Open Hearts & Open Doors

A Young Perspective on Open Hearts & Open Doors

This weekend I hosted a party in our new neighborhood for a former neighbor. (A little background on the eight of us hostesses – we’re all in a really fun season of life. We’re all 20 somethings, we’ve been married about five years, and we’re young in […]

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Steppin Up & Steppin In… The Hot Tub

Steppin Up & Steppin In... The Hot Tub

How I came to baptize someone in a hot tub… Leading a neighborhood study can direct you into some unchartered waters…like the time I was asked to baptize one of our girls in the middle of winter!  Well, I am not a pastor or clergy person of […]

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I Don’t Have Granite Countertops…

I Don't Have Granite Countertops...

I don’t have granite countertops, I can’t lead a neighborhood Bible study… There!  I said it!  Doesn’t that sound crazy?  Oh! my list of excuses was many… I don’t know the Bible like I should. I haven’t been to seminary. I am nervous. I don’t have the […]

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Weary in the Waiting? Try Welcoming!

Weary in the Waiting? Try Welcoming!

WELCOME! Weary in the waiting? Try welcoming.  Waiting….it’s something not many of us do very well. For years I waited, prayed, claimed God’s promises, fasted and prayed some more. Things remained the same year after year….my prodigal child was still wandering, and I was becoming weary in […]

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First Gathering…What if Your Fears Come True?

First Gathering...What if Your Fears Come True?

Ok, so you have planned and prepared…you have prayed and prayed… your invitations have been sent… some  have expressed an interest …you have picked the perfect study…and FINALLY it is time…it is your first gathering…you are so excited!   And it happens. The thing you most feared… […]

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Feeling Inadequate?

Feeling Inadequate?

Feeling Inadequate? … Me too… Always have.  Guess I always will.  The truth is, I am inadequate.  I am inadequate to teach others the Word of God.  I am inadequate to lead a group of women in their walk with God.  I am inadequate to represent Christ […]

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Standing on Tip Toes

Standing on Tip Toes

Standing on Tip Toes Listening… LOOK BEYOND…join with the angels, STANDING ON TIP TOES, leaning over on the balconies of heaven – eagerly WATCHING WAITING WONDERING LOOK BEYOND your NOSE What’s immediately pressing in on you…. “Lift up your eyes unto the hills.” Where does your Help, Guidance, Perspective, […]

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